Release Date: 8/24/2017
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New season of “Parent University" kicks off with look at updates to BCPS One

Show examines upgrades and new features of systemwide online resource

TOWSON, MD. – A new season of “Parent University" has debuted with its first show focused on improvements to the BCPS One online information system. The show on BCPS-TV will run through Sept. 11, 2017.

The new episode, hosted by Sue Hahn of the BCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement, features questions and answers about BCPS One, student privacy options, and where to find important forms.

Its guests are Jim Corns, director of innovation and digital safety for BCPS; Ana Perez, parent member of the International Parent Leadership Academy; and Leanda Keyser, vice president of the PTA of Norwood Elementary School. Also on the program is Emory Young. When the program was taped, he was serving as president of the PTA Council of Baltimore County. Since then, Young has been appointed to and joined the Board of Education of Baltimore County.

“This is an important show for parents to watch if they truly want to help start the school year equipped with the latest information," said Hahn. “BCPS One not only has greatly expanded the information available to parents, but it also has proactively improved the security and safety of student information."

The episode may be viewed at 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily, 12 noon each day except Sunday, and a variety of other times. Please see the BCPS-TV broadcast schedule for a full slate of airtimes. BCPS-TV may be found on Comcast Cable Channel 73 and Verizon FiOS Channel 34 in Baltimore County. The show also is available online. a new episode of “Parent University" roughly every two weeks during the school year. A new episode is released roughly every two weeks during the school year.

Beginning its fourth season, the “Parent University" show offers content for parents and caregivers who are interested in exploring what and how their children are learning in BCPS. The show also features fun and family-oriented educational field trips and events available in the greater Baltimore County area.

The television show is just one aspect of the larger BCPS Parent University, which offers in-person workshops throughout the community as well as online resources and videos to meet the unique needs of families with school-age children.

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